On Dreams and Determination

This post is sponsored by Capella University. Opinions are my own.

As a mother of two, I often think about my children’s futures.

My little girl, Kara, has been making some big changes in her life lately. She’s really coming into her own and beginning to develop a unique and special outlook on life.

I want her to feel empowered as a woman, and to know that she can make her own way in life. I want her to know that being a female doesn’t mean that she is limited to certain life choices.

Luckily, I was raised by parents who always taught me that anything was possible. I am proud of my education, and of the business that I’ve been able to build virtually from scratch. It gives me a great sense of accomplishment and pride, and I attribute so much of that to my college education.

I am so incredibly inspired by this video from Capella University featuring Dr. Jen Welter, the first female hired to coach in the NFL, and Sam Gordon, a young athlete. Sam reminds me a lot of my little girl!

Jen Welter is an alumna of Capella. I love her story because it proves that women don’t have to take the path of least resistance in life. We can pave our own way through great education, drive and hard work.

Jen Welter was able to bring a new perspective to NFL coaching by applying her Master’s and PhD in the field of psychology. Now that’s girl power!

My college experience is something that I will be sharing with both of my children. It’s so important for both girls and boys to seek out a quality education and to follow their dreams, whatever those dreams may be!

See graduation rates, median student debt and other information at

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Capella University. The opinions and text are all mine.

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